IPL: Photorejuvenation

An easy and effective way to combat pigmentation issues.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a skin treatment that uses lasers or photo-dynamic therapy to treat skin conditions and removes effects of photo-aging such as wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, red and brown spots, freckles or birthmarks.

Treatment overview:

Effective treatment for

  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Facial veins
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles

Treatment area

  • face
  • neck
  • chest
  • arms
  • hands
  • legs
  • feet

Results

Results can be seen in 2 – 6 weeks.

Length of treatment

IPL treatments can take anywhere from 5-30 minutes. 3-6 treatments may need to be done to achieve desired results.

Aftercare

For 24-48 hrs after your treatment, you should avoid all sun exposure.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Does IPL Work?

The process works by breaking up the pigmentation and speeding cellular turnover. Most patients experience a darkening of the hyperpigmentation immediately following the procedure, which flakes off over the next couple of weeks and this leaves you with more even-toned skin.

What does the treatment feel like?

Most people feel only a slight “snap” like a rubber band followed by warmth of your skin. You will also feel cooling on your skin as the handpiece glides over the treatment area to help in providing a comfortable session.

Are there any side effects?

Immediately after the treatment, it is common to feel a mild sunburn-like sensation around the treatment site, which typically lasts 2-24 hours. Redness and/or swelling may accompany this and usually resolves in 2-3 days. We will discuss any other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care with you during the consultation.